Fake or Facsimile

In the Fake or Facsimile Series we analyze the terminology of the artificial, counterfeit, fake, knock-off, mock, pastiche, replica, reproduction and substitute.  The organizing principle is how these terms are related to one another when sorting out questions of both appropriation and authenticity.  In an age dominated by “virtual reality”, this Series explores these topics as they appear variously in:

  • Cinema
  • Epic
  • Fashion
  • Gallery
  • Museum
  • Music
  • Restoration
  • Theatre
  • Translation